Facebook is no doubt the largest social networking site with billions of active users. Many high-quality videos for different purposes are uploaded and posted on Facebook everyday. Sometimes, you may come across a great video clip on Facebook but don’t have time to watch it, or find useful contents you want to share with friends on other platforms. However, Facebook doesn’t offer a direct way to save videos to your phone or computer.
The good news is, there are many websites, mobile apps and desktop programs available to help you download Facebook videos. In this article, we will show you how to download Facebook videos on iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac computer.
To download Facebook videos on to your computer, you can either use a desktop software, a website or browser extension. If you only need to download a single video clip from Facebook, you can choose the website method. If you plan to save multiple Facebook videos, the browse or software would be better choice.
There are lots of desktop programs developed to download videos from Facebook to compuer, here we commend you using FoneGeek Video Downloader. This FB Video Downloader is very easy to use and will let you download videos from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and many other popular video sharing sites. Also, it allows you to convert downloaded videos to various formats for playback on different devices. Below is a step-by-step guide to show you how to download Facebook videos:
Step 1: Download and install FoneGeek Facebook Video Downloader on to your Windows PC or Mac. Then run the program after installation.
Step 2: Go to Facebook on any browser and locate the video you would like to download. Click on the Settings icon (three-dot) and then choose Copy link.
Step 3: Back to the downloader, click on + Paste URL. A popup window will appear with options to choose the output format and the resolution of the video. Make your selections as desired and then click Download.
Step 4: The program will immediately begin downloading the Facebook video to your computer. Once the download is complete, you can click on the folder icon to view the downloaded video.
Apart from desktop programs, there are many online tools available to help you download Facebook videos to your computer with ease. With an online Facebook video downloader, you don’t need to download and install any third-party software on your computer. Most of these tools are free and easy to use. However, these websites are often full of ads and may even redirect you to other web pages with unrelated content.
Getfvid is one of the online tools that lets you download a video from Facebook. Here’s how you can use Getfvid to download Facebook video to your computer online and free:
Find the video you would like to download on Facebook. Click on the Settings icon and select Copy link.
Then go to Getfvid.com to access the online tool and paste the link of the video in the address box provided.
Click on Download and you should see several options such as Download in HD Quality and Download in Normal Quality. If you would like to download the video in audio format, you can click Convert to MP3.
Once you have selected your preferred format, the online tool will begin downloading the video immediately. The video will be saved to your computer’s designated Downloads folder.
Another way to download Facebook videos to you PC or Mac is to use a browser extension. With an FB video downloader extension installed on your browser, you can download videos directly from Facebook in one simple click. Getfvid not only provides online service, but also a chrome extension to help users download Facebook videos easily. Here’s how to use the extension:
Go to Chrome web store and search for Getfvid. Click on Add to Chrome to install the extension to your Chrome browser.
Now, go to Facebook page that contains the video you want to save. You will see the Download option next to the video.
Click on the HD or SD button and the extension will take you to the download page where you can save the video to your computer.
You also have different options if you would like to download Facebook videos to your iPhone or iPad. These include the following:
You can use an online video downloader to save Facebook videos to your iPhone. But to do that, you will also need a browser that supports file downloads. For example, DManager. Here’s how to use these two tools to download Facebook videos to your iPhone or iPad:
Step 1: Go to the App store and search for the DManager, then install the app to your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Open the Facebook app on your device and then click on the video that you want to download. Tap on the Share button and then select Copy Link.
Step 3: Now open the DManager app and then type in bitdownloader.com in the address bar.
Step 4: Paste the video link into the search box and then tap on the Download button. You should see a table with all the available video resolutions and their download links. Tap on the Download button next to the resolution you want to save.
Step 5: Choose Download in the popup window and the app will begin downloading the video immediately. When the download is finished, swipe right and choose Action > Open In and then select Save Video to save the video to your Camera roll.
You can also use the unofficial Facebook++ app to download Facebook videos to your iPhone. This app can be installed on your iPhone via Cydia Impactor. And you need to delete the original Facebook app before installing Facebook++, or you will see an error during installation. Here’s how to install Facebook++ and use it to download Facebook video to your iPhone/iPad:
Download the Facebook ++ IPA as well as the Cydia Impactor to your computer.
Connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer and then open Cydia Impactor. Drag and drop the Facebook ++ file on to the Cydia Impactor.
Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted. This will allow Apple to generate a signing certificate.
Cydia Impactor will then begin installing the Facebook ++ app on to your device. Go to Settings > General > Profiles and then tap on the profiled labeled with your Apple ID. Tap on the Trust button.
Open the Facebook ++ app and navigate to the Facebook video that you would like to download. You will see a Save button. Tap on it to download the video to your device’s camera roll.
Android device users also have several options when it comes to downloading Facebook videos to their devices. The following are the most effective two:
One of the best ways to download Facebook videos on your Android device is to use FBDown. It is a web-based app that can be easily accessed using the browser on your phone. Here’s how to use it to download Facebook videos to your Android device:
Step 1: Open the Facebook app and find the video that you want to download. Click on the three-dot Settings icon and select Copy Link.
Step 2: Open any browser on your Android device and go to https://www.fbdown.net/, then paste the video’s URL into the provided space.
Step 3: Tap on the Download button and select the quality and format you would like to download your video in. The download process should begin immediately and it should be accessible in the designated video folder on your device.
You can also easily download Facebook videos to your Android device using the MyVideoDownloader app. It is a Facebook browser that allows you to sign in to your Facebook account just like on the official Facebook app. And you can directly download the video that you want to save to your phone. Here’s how to use it:
Install MyVideoDownloader on to your Android device from the Google Play Store. Open the app after successful installation.
Log in using your Facebook credentials and you should see your Facebook feed just as you would on the Facebook app.
Locate the video that you would like to download and tap on it. A popup menu will appear with various options.
Tap on Download and the app will download the video to your device. The app will download the video in the best possible quality and you can watch it on you device once the download is complete.
The tools we have discussed in this article will help you download videos from Facebook on your iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac platforms. You can choose your favorite method to download Facebook videos depends on the device you use. And if you come across amazing videos on Twitter, check out how to download Twitter videos and GIFs.
Justin is a technical expert who loves technology and a big video fan. He writes about helpful video tips, video converting and downloading tutorials.